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Discussion with Kendall Holbrook

Crossing the Chasm: Making the Leap to the C-Suite

You have an opportunity in front of you to take on a role in the C-Suite, but are you ready to make the leap? This session will explore the mental leap you need to make to say YES to a top slot in an organization. Whether the role is that of a COO, CFO, CTO, President or even CEO, all eyes will be on you. If you have the education, experience, and desire, you can make the leap!

Resources for this Session

View the slides from Kendall's presentation for the 2021 Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration.
The Way Across the Chasm
Kendall's three components of readiness, and a fourth stage to help guide you in your new role.

Meet and Connect

Kendall Holbrook
Kendall Holbrook was appointed CEO of Dev Technology on January 1, 2018. Prior to taking on the role of CEO, she was the Vice President of Business Development for the company for 8 years. Before joining Dev Technology, she spent 14 years working at large IT integrator performing a range of roles including system engineer, project manager, client marketing executive, client sales executive, and strategy analyst. Kendall is an active mentor to women inside her organization and within the Government IT community with a specific focus on mentoring women. She also serves as a mentor to high school students through multiple programs in Fairfax County, Virginia. Additionally, Kendall has owned a children’s bookstore, partnered with her teenage daughter on a skincare business, and also volunteered as a lacrosse coach for middle school girls. Kendall serves as Chair of the Advisory Board for the After-School All-Stars, Washington, D.C, and she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Kendall holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Virginia and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. She is also a certified Project Management Professional.

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